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In Leaders of Reform Robert Sherman La Forte examines the intricacies of shifting factions within the state majority party over a two decade period, from the BossBusters and political machines of the early 1900s through the formation of a new party behind Theodore Roosevelt in 1913. He discusses the motives, activities, accomplishments, and failures of the progressive Republicans. He provides excellent vignettes of major leaders such as William Allen White, Arthur Capper, Joseph L. Bristow, and Charles Curtis, as well as lesserknown characters such as Walter Roscoe Stubbs, Edward H. Hoch, and Cy Leland, Jr.

In providing a detailed analysis of virtually all Kansas progressive Republican leaders during the era, La Forte has made a valuable contribution to both state and national political history.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Half Title Page, Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
  2. pp. i-vi
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Kansas Open Books Foreword
  2. Charles Delgadillo
  3. pp. ix-xii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xiii-xiv
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  1. 1. Prologue: The Progressive Republicans of Kansas
  2. pp. 1-12
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  1. 2. Factional Beginnings: Of Boss-Busters and Political Machines, 1900-1903
  2. pp. 13-30
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  1. 3. Transitional Factionalism: The Kansas Republican League and Reform, 1904-1906
  2. pp. 31-50
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  1. 4. Growing Dissidence: Mainly Railroads, 1906
  2. pp. 51-66
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  1. 5. From Civic Leaguers to Square Dealers: Kansas Politics, 1906-1908
  2. pp. 67-88
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  1. 6. Bristow and the Birth of the Progressive Republican Faction, 1908
  2. pp. 89-110
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  1. 7. The State and Governor Stubbs, 1909-1911
  2. pp. 111-134
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  1. 8. Taft and the Kansas Insurgents, 1909-1910
  2. pp. 135-162
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  1. 9. The Republican Primary of 1910 and Its Aftermath
  2. pp. 163-184
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  1. 10. With Roosevelt to Armageddon, 1912
  2. pp. 185-208
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  1. 11. A New Party, a Parting of Old Friends, 1913
  2. pp. 209-228
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  1. 12. The Year They Really Stood at Armageddon, 1914
  2. pp. 229-246
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  1. 13. Epilogue: How Things Can End
  2. pp. 247-262
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 263-296
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 297-306
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  1. Index
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  1. Back Cover
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780700631056
Related ISBN
9780700601240
MARC Record
OCLC
1227916140
Pages
332
Launched on MUSE
2020-12-28
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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